cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Naïve: having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge: innocent or simple
Disingenuous: not truly honest or sincere: giving the false appearance of being honest or sincere
Liar: a person who tells lies
We have been observers, for five plus years, of candidate and then President Barrack Obama’s statements as well as the statements of his government’s appointees and designees.
The current ObamaCare drumbeat in the media is the reminder that he said (paraphrased) ‘if you like your coverage and if you like your doctor, you’ll be able to keep the coverage and have access to your doctor’ as he explained how innocuous and wonderful we’d find ObamaCare to be as it was rolled out. Admittedly, the media has had its head in the sand for several years as ObamaCare sprouted and has grown to almost adulthood, but the media finally seems to have awakened.
If you or I were the subject, people would probably not hesitate to confer the label of ‘liar’ upon us in similar circumstances. They certainly would find us to have been ‘disingenuous’. It is doubtful they would ascribe to us the label of simply being ‘naïve’.
If you or I were the reputed ‘smartest person in the room’, we’d have lost any opportunity to simply be thought of as naïve.
The process we have been exposed to in the course of the birth of ObamaCare, and now its roll-out with lots of bumps in the road, seems to have been one of nearly absolute denial of the realities involved. Denial at least on the part of the vast majority of those who, too often, guide us to the opinions we ultimately have on various subjects.
Our President is certainly not naïve and likely never was naïve.
Our President has appeared to be disingenuous on a number of subjects. Many would simply attribute this to the fact that he is a politician.
Our President has appeared to some to actually have knowingly and boldly lied.
You will have to be the one who determines which of these adjectives, or the noun, is most appropriate.
It is shameful, to me at least, that we, as a society, have devolved to the point where any of this is simply accepted as business as usual. I don’t care what your political persuasion might be, if you have such a persuasion. You simply cannot, if you are tuned in to any news/current events, ignore that our President is defined by one of these terms. And, I frankly don’t believe naïve is among the choices.